My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Irishman (2019)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 2019.  Fábrica de Cine, STX Entertainment, Sikelia Productions, Tribeca Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Charles Brandt.  … Continue reading

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November 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

ROB MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2018.  Lucamar Productions, Marc Platt Productions, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screen story by David Magee, Rob Marshall, John DeLuca, Screenplay by David Magee, based on … Continue reading

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December 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jimmy’s Hall (2014)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Ireland/France, 2014.  Sixteen Films, Element Pictures, Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch, British Film Institute, Film4, Irish Film Board.  Screenplay by Paul Laverty, based on the … Continue reading

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August 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Comedian (2016)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2016.  Cinelou Films, Linson Entertainment, Anvil Films, Mad Riot Entertainment.  Story by Art Linson, Screenplay by Art Linson, Jeffrey Ross, Richard LaGravenese, Lewis Friedman.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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February 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Hidden Agenda (1990)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1990.  Hemdale, Initial.  Screenplay by Jim Allen.  Cinematography by Clive Tickner.  Produced by Eric Fellner.  Music by Stewart Copeland.  Production Design by Martin Johnson.  Costume Design by Daphne … Continue reading

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May 8, 2016 · Leave a comment


BBB.5 (out of 5) Another comic book superhero finds his way to the big screen in this amiable high-flying adventure. Perpetually adorable Tobey Maguire plays Peter Parker, a geeky high-school student … Continue reading

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December 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

American History X

BBBB (out of 5) Powerful film tackles racism in America without flinching for a second. Edward Norton plays a young man being released from prison after having murdered two men while … Continue reading

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November 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

BBB.5 (out of 5) The horrific world that has been created by adults is seen through the eyes of children in this miniature, lovely little drama by Martin Herman (Little … Continue reading

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October 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Straw Dogs

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Dustin Hoffman and his British wife (Susan George) move to a small English town for him to work on his mathematical studies while on sabbatical. The locals … Continue reading

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September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

B (out of 5) Extremely annoyed is how you’ll feel from the opening of this execrable movie, a false and cloying attempt at feel-good post-9/11 drama that is surprisingly made … Continue reading

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July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

BBBB.5 (out of 5) It’s Year Two for your favourite little wizard, and the new term isn’t bring anything but trouble.  Initially warned against returning to the Hogwarts school of … Continue reading

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June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Driving Lessons

BB.5 (out of 5) Young Rupert Grint lives under the thumb of his religiously conservative mother (Laura Linney) and miserable, church minister father (Nicholas Farrell). After deciding to take a summer … Continue reading

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June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment